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Firehawk

March 9, 2011

Firehawk is a flying coaster at King’s Island in Cincinnati Ohio.

While we are still in the station we tilt down so that our backs are to the rails, unlike the Bolliger and Mabillard flyers Firehawk starts with you facing the sky. Because of the train’s car’s, the track ahead of us is impossible to see, so we can’t help but wonder when we will reach the top. Once there we flip over to be facing toward the ground and then we drop. Faster and faster we fly until we reach the top speed of 50 miles per hour. We curve up into an over-banked turn (pictured [also called a horseshoe]). we then flip onto our back s and navigate a vertical loop, it seems like this is over quicker than the pretzel loop on Tatsu. After that we flip onto out fronts for a section of straight track which is a nice brake from the flips and turns. We curve around a turn for the most intense part of the ride: a double heart-line roll (mwahaha). There is a helix that follows and then a half twist onto the brake run.

Firehawk was a fun ride and very smooth (for a vekoma). I am giving it a 7 out of 10

Have you been on Firehawk? What do you think? Please comment. Thanks for reading. 🙂

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